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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Irfan RahmanIrfan Rahman, Ph.D.
MRBX 3-11106
Phone: (585) 275-6911

Defining effects of inhaled environmental tobacco smoke, e-cigarettes, flavoring chemicals, and water pipe smoke toxicants on mitochondrial function, exosomes, and epigenetic chromatin modifiers in lung cell senescence, oxidative stress, and inflammation.


Isaac SundarIsaac K. Sundar, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

Circadian disruption, Cigarette smoke-induced chromatin modifications, cellular senescence and DNA damage/repair

Postdoctoral Scholars

Naushad KhanNaushad A. Khan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Krishna MaremandaKrishna Maremanda, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Inhalation Toxicology and Pharmacology of Exosomes

Thivanka MuthumalageThivanka M. Muthumalage, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Qixin WangQixin Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Tobacco products, dysregulated repair, mitochondria, and exosome dysfunction

Research Staff

Gina LawyerGina Lawyer
Laboratory Technician

Samantha McDonoughSamantha McDonough
Laboratory Technician

Research Assistants

Monica JacksonMonica Jackson
Undergraduate Student

Melanie PrinzMelanie Prinz
Undergraduate Student

Shaiesh YogeswaranShaiesh Yogeswaran
Undergraduate Student